For sale is an absolutely first rate baryte specimen from Oraparinna Mine, South Aust. This gorgous piece features many supberb baryte crystals that have a most attractive and uncommon for baryte, red color. Please note this is not a surface coating, its the internal body color of the crystals. The crystals have exquisite form, and great luster. To top it all off, the crystals are gemmy!! The whole specimen is in pristine condition, including the fine display area on the base!(not seen in the pics). With out doubt this is the finest baryte (excluding one thumb nail) that I have ever handled from this quite famous location. If one was looking for a good Australian baryte specimen, it would be very hard to go past this piece. Please note this specimen pics were taken in sunshine, the actually color is actually a small fraction less red than the pics appear.
ORAPARINNA MINE, SOUTH FLINDERS RANGES, STH AUST.
87 x 72 x 57mm.